F**KING Hollywood

I’m sorry for the strong language people but this is getting beyond a joke.

I read a post on boingboing today that really pissed me off.

Up until now Hollywood has been doing everything in their power to lock down digitial content. We’ve all said to ourselves, we can always record the analog output and re-digitise it and  live with the loss of quality…… Until now.

The level of frustration amongst consumers is on the rise, we have the MPAA and RIAA suing everyone that can think of including 12 year old kids, way to alienate your customers guys.

We have companies selling CDs that we can’t rip to play in our iPods (more about this later).

And through all this we have the MPAA and RIAA moaning about pirates destroying their livelyhoods and ripping off artists.

Of course it has nothing to do with the fact that we are deluged with a barrage of crap music, crap sequels and unneccesary remakes.

I have pretty much stopped listening to the radio, I listen almost exclusively to free podcasts, I haven’t watched a movie in ages as few of them look good enough to block out an hour and a half of my precious free time.

I still watch a fair bit of TV, but less then I used to.

Maybe I should go back to reading books, until they come up with some DRM scheme to lock those down as well.

A quote springs readily to mind (from back in the days when Hollywood produced good, original movies…)

“The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”
—Princess Leia to Grand Moff Tarkin

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2 Responses to F**KING Hollywood

  1. Can’t work. Won’t work. If this gets legislated then as far as I’m concerned, the U.S. can just send all it’s nukes into the air and see where they land.

  2. Alex says:

    Amen.
    Screw this ridiculous greed motivated bulls**t.

    I personally always been more than happy to pay good money for all my audio, but i’m sick of this view that I have to bend over recursively each time I want to enjoy what I paid for simply because I wish to listen to it in a convenient fashion.

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